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Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are a great orthodontic appliance to help treat a variety of issues to leave you with a healthy and beautiful smile!

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Having straight teeth isn’t just great for cosmetic appearance. They have many oral health benefits as well, including:

  • Improved Digestion 
  • Fewer Cavities 
  • Prevent TMJ
  • Prevent Periodontal (Gum) Disease 
  • Improved Sleep
  • Prevent Tooth Decay

What Are Braces and How Do They Work?

Braces are one of the original orthodontic treatments for straightening teeth and creating beautiful smiles. Luckily, with modern technology, braces are no longer heavy and clunky orthodontic appliances. 

At Yang Orthodontics, we use lightweight titanium wires and brackets that are placed onto the teeth using an invisible and durable adhesive. The process of shifting teeth to the perfect spot begins when the arch wire puts gentle pressure on the brackets and teeth. More often than not, the addition of rubber bands or springs are used to provide additional force to move certain teeth in a specific direction. Braces apply a light but constant pressure to shift teeth in the ideal position. The teeth will first loosen in order to start the process of shifting. Afterwards, new bone begins to grow to support the tooth in its new position.

How Long Will I Have Braces On?

Braces treatment times vary widely based on the severity of the case. Small gaps and bite issues can be fixed in as little as 6 months. However, more severe malocclusions or complex issues, such as distolingual intra-alveolar displacement (rotated teeth), can take several years to fix.

Does Getting Braces Hurt?

Braces will naturally cause a little discomfort as the teeth begin to shift. However, they will never hurt or cause serious pain.

Will My Diet Need To Change?

In order to go through a braces treatment as quickly as possible, there will be a few foods we recommend for you to avoid. Before your treatment begins Dr.Yang and the staff will go over a short list of foods to avoid!

At Yang Orthodontics we offer more than just standard metal braces. We can also fix your smile using different types of braces. We offer more discrete options including ceramic braces and lingual braces, or you can go the more stylish route with our gold braces. Click here to schedule a free initial consultation or call/text us at  215-757-0864!

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